The most compelling tune on this album is "Gnomesayin' which translated, is obviously Know What I'm Sayin' in the vernacular of the street. This song is in a be bop mode and quickly gets off the ground with a nice piano solo by Kahn and a swinging sax message from Almario plus the fine trumpet work of John Fumo. Brian Bromberg's rapid fire bass soliloquy is a mind boggling excursion into ultra facility and ideation.
This recording is a prime example of jazz as it should be played.
Artist / Group Name:George Kahn
CD Title:Compared To What?
Record Label:Playing Records
Tracks:On Green Dolphin Street, Mercedes The Lady, Compared To What? 5 To Get Ready, 10 To Go, Too Much Sax, Woodstock, Soul Sauce, commencing Alice In Wonderland
Musicians:George Kahn (p), Alex Acuña (d), Brian Bromberg (b), Justo Almario (saxes), John Fumo (t, fl), Special Guests Eric Marienthal (saxes track 3 & 5) Courtney Lemon (v track 3), Ira Inexpert (g track 3)